Reflecting on the Year’s Education Scene and Honoring Nashville’s #EdChamps2017

Volume and Light is dedicated to amplifying and illuminating education issues and stories traditionally unavailable to readers. The mission is to offer a point-of-view of education utilizing my lens as a former public school district staffer, parent, and student. This blog seeks to inform families of the good, bad, and wrong, and because of the toxic environment for parent choice, 2017 saw dozens of posts … Continue reading Reflecting on the Year’s Education Scene and Honoring Nashville’s #EdChamps2017

As Summer Fades, Education Stories in Tennessee Heat Up and Urban Districts Are on the Hot Seat

And all at once summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde I seriously cannot keep up with all the stuff going on in edu-world today – like Wednesday today, not the universal today. I’ve scrolled through a number of articles that forced a pause only to be preempted by the next pause-worthy story. It seems a perfect storm of good-to-great and bad-to-worse is converging upon … Continue reading As Summer Fades, Education Stories in Tennessee Heat Up and Urban Districts Are on the Hot Seat

You Wanna Fight About Education? Meet Me Outside… For Coffee

Experience tells me Twitter battles lead to no solutions. I won't do it, but I will accept an invitation to coffee. ☕️😏 — Vesia #OneVoice Hawkins (@vesiawils) August 8, 2017 I was one of those people. You know, the obnoxious, self-righteous tweeter who tries her darnedest to pack a power punch of snark in 140 characters or less. Chasing the high that comes from that … Continue reading You Wanna Fight About Education? Meet Me Outside… For Coffee